The Alumni Relations Team had an exciting and busy 2016 – having interacted with many graduates via personal visits, emails, written and telephonic communication as well as through the various social media sites. The Durban Alumni Association AGM held on the Howard College campus, the Cape Town Alumnus Dinner at the Cellars Hohenort Hotel in Constantia, the Durban Alumnus Dinner at the Hilton Hotel, the Richards Bay Alumnus Lunch at the Protea Waterfront Hotel, the Film Screening/Movie Evening at Musgrave Centre in Durban as well as events in Mpumalanga, Swaziland and the United Kingdom all successfully took place. In addition, the Durban Alumni Association was very active with many interesting talks and tours arranged during the year.
We are particularly happy about the successful launch of four new Facebook pages – specifically for alumni based in the United Kingdom, the USA, Australia and New Zealand. We plan to launch a similar Facebook page specifically for those alumni living in Canada in the near future.
We have been busy collecting ideas from alumni for our 2017 activities and are delighted that we already have a great programme lined up for the year. The programme includes a Cape Town alumnus dinner in March, lunches in Lesotho and Pietermaritzburg in May, an alumnus lunch in the Mafikeng (North West) area in June, an alumnus lunch in Botswana in July, a visit to Canada in September and a South Coast (KwaZulu-Natal) alumnus lunch in November. In addition – a Film Screening/Movie Evening; a Women’s Day event and a number of Durban Alumni Association events will also be included.
Communication via the website, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and SMS has increased and is an effective way of informing graduates of UKZN events and issues. In order to invite alumni to the planned events and to keep everyone updated on University events – we are eager to secure the current contact details of alumni – especially email addresses and mobile phone numbers. Also, please encourage any friends or relatives who are graduates and have not received any correspondence from the University in recent months to provide us with their updated contact details. This can be done via the website
With our very best wishes,
The Alumni Relations Team.
Reconvened Convocation Annual General Meeting Thursday, 30 March 2017 @ the Lecture Theatre, Unite/School of Engineering Building, Gate 7 Entrance Rick Turner Road, Howard College Campus.
Tour of Award-winning Lion Match Office Park, Durban
Thursday, 20 April 2017 @ the Lion Match Office Park, 892 Umgeni Road, Durban.
Join us at the Lesotho Alumnus Luncheon Saturday, 6 May 2017 @ the AVANI Maseru Hotel
Talk by internationally recognised photographic artist Matthew Willman
Monday, 15 May 2017 @ the Howard College Campus.
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